Until recently scientists thought only humans were able to attribute beliefs, needs and expectations to other individuals. Now researchers have shown that some great apes can do that, too. They appear to have what’s called ‘theory of mind’.
A new species of frizzy-haired orangutans has been discovered in the remote jungles of Indonesia. With a population of only 800, the newly named Tapanuli orangutan is now the world's most endangered great ape.
An orangutan who communicated with researchers using sign language has died in Atlanta's zoo. Chantek was 39.
Humans and great apes parted ways in Africa with the development of the first pre-humans, many experts believe. But there might be a completely different explanation: Are the Balkans the cradle of humanity?
Bonobos have runny noses, gorillas like to swear and both species have the same blood types humans do. Facts about our closest animal relatives that will surprise and delight you.
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